Catherine Yu




My research interests lie in the role of patient and clinician behaviour change in knowledge translation. I am particularly interested in the development of innovative strategies for continuing professional development and patient education in chronic disease management, specifically diabetes care. My projects include interactive self-management and shared-decision making websites, order sets, computer-based simulators and interprofessional workshops and their impact on knowledge, behavior change, clinical and psychological outcomes.

Additional research specialties: mentorship, endocrinology and medical education

Recent Publications

  1. Wang, W, Choi, D, Yu, CH. Effective web-based clinical practice guidelines resources: recommendations from a mixed methods usability study. BMC Prim Care. 2023;24 (1):29. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-01974-1. PubMed PMID:36694137 PubMed Central PMC9872348.
  2. Chen, JTC, Austin, PC, Luo, J, Campitelli, MA, Bronskill, SE, Yu, C et al.. Patterns of diabetes testing for older adults without diabetes in Ontario's nursing homes: A population-based study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022; :. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18152. PubMed PMID:36515210 .
  3. Veroniki, AA, Seitidis, G, Stewart, L, Clarke, M, Tudur-Smith, C, Mavridis, D et al.. Comparative efficacy and complications of long-acting and intermediate-acting insulin regimens for adults with type 1 diabetes: an individual patient data network meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (11):e058034. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058034. PubMed PMID:36332950 PubMed Central PMC9639076.
  4. Chu, A, Shah, BR, Rashid, M, Booth, GL, Fazli, GS, Tu, K et al.. Trends in glucose testing among individuals without diabetes in Ontario between 2010 and 2017: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2022;10 (3):E772-E780. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210195. PubMed PMID:35998927 PubMed Central PMC9402266.
  5. Ndjaboue, R, Ngueta, G, Rochefort-Brihay, C, Delorme, S, Guay, D, Ivers, N et al.. Prediction models of diabetes complications: a scoping review. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2022; :. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-217793. PubMed PMID:35772935 .
  6. Im, JHB, Escudero, C, Zhang, K, Choi, D, Sivakumar, A, Booth, GL et al.. Perceptions and Correlates of Distress Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Stress Management Strategies Among Adults With Diabetes: A Mixed-Methods Study. Can J Diabetes. 2022;46 (3):253-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.10.006. PubMed PMID:35568426 PubMed Central PMC8531237.
  7. Dainty, KN, Seaton, MB, Estacio, A, Hicks, LK, Jamieson, T, Ward, S et al.. Virtual Specialist Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Multimethod Patient Experience Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2022;10 (6):e37196. doi: 10.2196/37196. PubMed PMID:35482950 PubMed Central PMC9239568.
  8. Pan, RY, Zhang, K, Sivakumar, A, Choi, D, Wang, AH, Wijeyesekera, P et al.. Evaluation of Experiences and Impact of Patient Engagement on e-Health Research: A Qualitative Study. Healthc Q. 2022;24 (SP):44-48. doi: 10.12927/hcq.2022.26775. PubMed PMID:35467510 .
  9. Saunders, H, Pham, B, Loong, D, Mishra, S, Ashoor, HM, Antony, J et al.. The Cost-Effectiveness of Intermediate-Acting, Long-Acting, Ultralong-Acting, and Biosimilar Insulins for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. Value Health. 2022;25 (7):1235-1252. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.12.016. PubMed PMID:35341688 .
  10. Sivakumar, A, Pan, RY, Choi, D, Wang, AH, Yu, CH. "If We Got a Win-Win, You Can Sell It to Everybody": A Qualitative Study Employing Normalization Process Theory to Identify Critical Factors for eHealth Implementation and Scale-up in Primary Care. Can J Diabetes. 2022;46 (2):181-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.08.005. PubMed PMID:35283061 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (cross-appointment)
  • Associate Member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto